Why Ex-PSG President Is Against French Giants Hiring Jose Mourinho as Manager

Paris Saint-Germain likely will be in the market for a new manager this summer. One reported candidate to replace Christophe Galtier is AS Roma boss Jose Mourinho.

While many understand that Mourinho will bring UEFA Champions League winner pedigree, there’s also the other side of the coin that could result in a toxic environment, which is why one former PSG president is against the potential hiring.

Charles Villeneuve, who served as the capital club’s president from 2008 to 2009, opined that the club must not consider appointing Mourinho as their next manager as he believes the Portuguese tactician hysterical. 

“If you want a hysterical coach, there is no problem taking Mourinho given the mess at the moment,” Villeneuve said (h/t GOAL). “There is a lot of order to put in and there, it would be even worse. I believe that we journalists would have a lot of anecdotes to tell all the time every week.”

Mourinho is one of four candidates that the Ligue 1 side is reportedly looking into to fill the managerial job this summer. The other three names that PSG might consider are Zinedine Zidane, Marcelo Gallardo and Thiago Motta. 

Zidane and Mourinho bring that Champions League winner pedigree that the French giants have lacked in their past hirings. Meanwhile, Gallardo and Motta have that PSG connection, as both players played for the club during their football careers.

It will be interesting to see what direction PSG takes if they sack Galtier at the end of the 2022-23 season. 

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